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From: "Tom Momeyer" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Second Marriages and Children
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:52:30 -0400
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Don, thanks for your detailed response. I really appreciate the time you
spent showing how you implemented a solution. You have multiple tag types
and roles to address a number of situations. Since I'm just starting out
with this with a couple of families in TMG, I opted for a simpler solution,
that could change down the road.
Lee noted a long time in-ability in TMG to output "these non-biological
relationships." That was in response to my message, where I noted "I would
like the story to show historical relationships as they were that include
(or didn't include) the step children and step parents."
Others noted that this topic was oft-discussed in the forum, so I searched
and reviewed the archived messages as best as possible in order to review an
implementation method. I found two messages from Astrid Kranzbuhler showing
a fairly simple method:
Here's how I adapted / changed Astrid's method...
New tag in the master tag list: "Family" created in the "Other" tag group.
New Role: "Step parent" with male sentence: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:Step parent]
became the step-father of [G:Step child] <through his marriage with [G:Birth
parent]>< on [D]>
And, "Step parent" role with female sentence: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:Step parent]
became the step-mother of [R:Step child] <through her marriage with [G:Birth
parent]>< on [D]>
New Role: "Step child" with male sentence: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:Step child]
became step-son of [R:Step parent] <on [D]>
And, "Step child" role with female sentence: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:Step child]
became step-daughter of [R:Step parent] <on [D]>
New Role: "Birth parent" with male sentence: --
Note the two dashes are double exclusion (don't print the sentence)
Under the "Other" tab in the new "Family" tag:
- Enter the step parent as the Principal with the role "Step parent."
- Enter the birth parent (the one that married the step parent) as Principal
2 with the role "Birth parent."
- Enter the step children as witnesses.
- Typically sort the tag to follow the marriage tag.
The result is that the step children show up in Journal reports and in
Second Site website output. For most of the test case I used, I had to
delete the [:CR:] at the start of the sentences, because I had limited info
/ data entered and did not need the "carriage return."
Thanks to everyone responding, really appreciate all input. And, if anyone
notices anything odd in the tag sentences or has other suggestions, please
let me know.